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Johnathan M Rourke, Daniel C Taylor, Steven J Blacker, Terrence G Barnes: Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, February 20, 2007: US07179291 (21 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus being adapted to straighten the natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the vi ...


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Steven J Blacker, Christopher Zirps: Guide wire or working catheter with modified drive surface. CORINDUS, Rathe Lindenbaum, May 29, 2018: US09981109

An elongated medical device with a modified drive surface for use with the driving mechanism of a robotic system. The elongated medical device has a distal portion configured to navigate the lumen of a human body channel and a proximate portion with a surface different from that of the distal portio ...


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Steven J Blacker: Hemostasis valve and system for guide catheter control. CORINDUS, Rathe Lindenbaum, May 24, 2016: US09345859

A combined hemostasis valve and drive mechanism is provided. The hemostasis valve has a valve body with a first and second leg. The first leg has a proximal port, a distal port and a lumen extending between the proximal port and the distal port. At least one valve is located in the lumen adjacent th ...


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Steven J Blacker: Hemostasis valve for guide catheter control. CORINDUS, Rathe Lindenbaum, September 27, 2016: US09452277

An extension member is has a body with a proximal end and an opposing distal end. It includes a hollow lumen extending therethrough from the proximal end to the distal end. It has a female luer lock connector proximate its proximal end and a male luer lock connector proximate its distal end. Its bod ...


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Steven J Blacker, Stephen Guerrera, Robert Elden: System and method for controlling a position of an articulated robotic arm. CORINDUS, Rathe Lindenbaum, April 17, 2018: US09943958

A system for controlling the position of an articulated robotic arm in a robotic catheter procedure system, includes an articulated robotic arm, a first controller coupled to the articulated robotic arm and a patient table. The patient table includes a user interface and a second controller coupled ...


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Steven J Blacker: Wiping mechanism for a Y-connector. CORINDUS, Rathe Lindenbaum, October 17, 2017: US09789285

A robotic catheter system including a first drive mechanism configured to interact with an elongated medical device to cause the elongated medical device to move along its longitudinal axis. A wiper assembly includes a first wiping surface moving toward and away from the longitudinal axis. A control ...


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Steven J Blacker: System for guide catheter control with introducer connector. CORINDUS, Rathe Lindenbaum, August 30, 2016: US09427562

An introducer assembly for introducing a catheter into a patient, includes a sheath having a distal end and a proximal end with a hollow lumen extending between the distal end and proximal end. The assembly also includes a coupler having a distal end operatively coupled to the proximal end of the sh ...


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Jonathan M Rourke, Daniel C Taylor, Steven J Blacker, Terrence G Barnes: Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function. Mark J Pandiscio, Pandiscio & Pandiscio PC, March 31, 2005: US20050070998-A1

A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus being adapted to straighten the natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the vi ...


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Jonathan M Rourke, Daniel C Taylor, Steven J Blacker, Terrence G Barnes: Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function. Mark J Pandiscio, Pandiscio & Pandiscio PC, September 13, 2007: US20070213758-A1

A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus being adapted to straighten the natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the vi ...


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Jonathan M Rourke, Daniel C Taylor, Steven J Blacker, Terrence G Barnes: Method and apparatus for improving mitral valve function. Mark J Pandiscio, Pandiscio & Pandiscio PC, June 22, 2006: US20060136053-A1

A method and apparatus for reducing mitral regurgitation. The apparatus is inserted into the coronary sinus of a patient in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, the apparatus being adapted to straighten the natural curvature of at least a portion of the coronary sinus in the vi ...